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Majorian (Latin: Iulius Valerius Maiorianus; died 7 August 461) was the western Roman emperor from 457 to 461. A prominent general of the Roman army, Majorian deposed Emperor Avitus in 457 and succeeded him. Majorian was the last emperor to make a concerted effort to restore the Western Roman Empire with its own forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Majorian has received more than 701,704 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Majorian is the 1,546th most popular politician (down from 1,246th in 2019).

Majorian was the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, reigning from 457 to 461. Majorian is most famous for his victory over the Visigoths in 461, which prevented them from invading Italy.

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Among politicians, Majorian ranks 1,546 out of 15,577Before him are Ioannis Metaxas, Raisa Gorbacheva, Theresa May, Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Childebert I, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. After him are Hans Fritzsche, Sarah Palin, Shennong, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Stephen V of Hungary, and Jebe.

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Among people born in 420, Majorian ranks 4Before him are Pope Simplicius, Anthemius, and Orestes. After him are Libius Severus, Julia of Corsica, Thorismund, Valamir, and Rutilius Claudius Namatianus. Among people deceased in 461, Majorian ranks 3Before him are Pope Leo I and Saint Patrick.

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